• Short Summary

    United States middle distance runner Francie Larrieu took more than five seconds off her own women's indoor mile record when she won at the San Diego race meeting in the United States on Sunday (16 February).

  • Description

    United States middle distance runner Francie Larrieu took more than five seconds off her own women's indoor mile record when she won at the San Diego race meeting in the United States on Sunday (16 February).

    The time of 4 minutes 29 seconds was Miss Larrieu's second world record in less than a week. At the Maple Leaf games in Toronto, Canada, last week she set a new record for the women's indoor 1,500 metres event with a time of 4 minutes 10.4 seconds.

    The twenty-two year old student's new indoor mile record was also sixth-tenths of a second faster than the outdoor record set by Italy's Paolo Pigni two years ago.

    In the men's one mile event at the same meeting, Tanzania's Filbert Bayi produced a time of 3 minutes 56.4 seconds to win the event -- only 1.4 seconds inside the world record set by United States runner Tony Waldrop last year.

    Bayi beat off strong challenges from United States' middle-distance specialist Rick Wohlhuter and New Zealand's John Walker to continue his undefeated indoor season.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAB8ALS7J1QYOON6B5XNDMKTTUY
    Media URN:
    VLVAB8ALS7J1QYOON6B5XNDMKTTUY
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/02/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:34:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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